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In-kind donations, which are non-monetary contributions of goods or services, play a crucial role in supporting ASCENDtials’ diverse programs. These donations provide vital resources such as musical instruments, art materials, gardening tools, etc. They are essential for ensuring the smooth delivery of ASCENDtials’ initiatives and promoting community engagement and learning.

We need your support in acquiring the necessary tools and materials for program implementation that are instrumental in enabling ASCENDtials to create impactful experiences for our community members. 

Please fill the following form to let us know about your contribution intentions!


Required Supplies for Music:

  • Musical instruments

  • Sheet music/ songbooks 

  • Sound system

  • Recording equipment

  • Seating arrangements- Chairs and Tables 

Required Supplies for Hiking:

  • Navigation tools – map of the area/ trail

  • Compasses

  • Basic first aid kit

  • Flashlight 

  • Batteries

  • Firestarter

  • Emergency whistle

  • Tissues/ Wet Wipes

Required Supplies for Djembe Drumming:

  • Djembe drum

  • Handouts for instructions

  • Protective gloves 

  • Drum key

Required Supplies for swimming:

  • Lifejackets

  • First aid kit

Required Supplies:

  • Drawing books/ canvases

  • Pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils

  • Paints (watercolors, acrylics, oils)

  • Paintbrushes 

  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • Craft materials such as cardstock and beads (if applicable)

  • Paper towels

  • Cleaning wipes

  • Trash bags to clean up later

Required Supplies for highway cleanup:

  • Reflective vests for visibility

  • Gloves

  • Trash bags

  • Tools to pick up litter

  • Water bottles

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Tissues

  • Safety cones

  • Brooms and dustpans (if needed)

  • Insect repellent

  • Umbrellas for rain protection

  • A designated collection point for the gathered trash (e.g. rented truck)

Required Supplies for tree planting events:

  • Trees

  • Organic soil or compost for healthy plant growth

  • Organic mulch such as straw or wood chips suppresses weeds, retains moisture, and regulates soil temperature

  • Compost bins

  • Garden beds

  • Fence

  • Row Covers

  • Shovels

  • Spades

  • Hoes

  • Trash collection bags for any waste generated during the event

Required Supplies:

  • Course materials/ books related to the program 

  • Tools and equipment depending on the nature of the service

  • Safety equipment depending on the nature of the service

  • Pamphlets with instructions for each activity

  • Basic first aid kit in case of emergency

Required Supplies: 

  • Seeds

  • Organic soil or compost 

  • Organic mulch

  • Organic fertilizers such as compost tea, seaweed extract

  • Natural Pest Control such as neem oil, insecticidal soap

  • Row Covers 

  • Shovels

  • Spades

  • Hoes

  • Pruners

  • Cultivators

  • Gloves

  • Soaker hoses

  • pH testing kit

  • Guides for participants to learn about organic gardening practices

Required Supplies: 

  • Candles or Incense

  • Informational pamphlets on resources for additional support

  • Handouts on what will be done in the sessions

  • Notebook

  • Pen/ pencils/ markers

  • Seating Arrangements – soft pillows (optional), chairs/ tables

  • Healing materials such as crystals, stones

Required Supplies: 

  • Yoga Mats

  • Yoga blocks

  • Yoga straps

  • Pamphlets on kemetic yoga principles and philosophy

  • Water bottles

  • Speakers for guided meditation or musi

Required Supplies: 

  • Notebooks

  • Pens/ pencils/ markers

  • Pamphlets with reading materials online, names of relevant books, information about local bookstores/ libraries

  • Whiteboard for group discussions

  • Branding Materials – posters and sign-up sheets for interested members

  • Seating Arrangements – Chairs and Tables 

  • Diverse formats for books (such as audiobooks)

Required Supplies: 

  • Notebooks

  • Pens/ pencils/ markers

  • Printouts of relevant poems or articles (printouts may also have information on how to access information to learn more about poets and writers from the African diaspora online)

  • Books exploring melanin, identity, and cultural experiences

  • Microphones and speakers for poetry readings

  • Branding Materials – posters

  • Seating Arrangements – Chairs and Tables

Required Supplies: 

  • Notebooks

  • Pens/ pencils/ markers

  • Informational pamphlets

  • Books relevant to the workshop topic

  • Seating Arrangements – Chairs and Tables

Required Supplies: 

  • Notebooks

  • Pens/ pencils/ markers

  • Books relevant to the workshop topics

  • Presentation Supplies – Whiteboard, Markers

  • Brochures or flyers promoting the workshop/ for the next workshop

  • Seating Arrangements – Chairs and Tables

Required Supplies: 

  • Attendance Sheet

  • Feedback Sheet

  • Certificate of Participation

  • Student progress record – Evaluation Sheet

  • Flyers to promote the projects

  • Contact information sheets for networking – women and girls programming

  • Inspirational posters – women and girls programming

  • Photocopies of printouts of reading materials – Literacy workshops

  • Sign-up sheets for interested members – KOS-Melanin-ology Poetry & Writing Club

Required Supplies: 

  • Water

  • Light Snacks